At present, ceremonies or formations are strongly advised to go ahead only where they can be done in a COVID-19 secure environment. It is also advised that the ceremonies are kept as short as reasonably possible and limited as far as reasonably possible to the parts of the ceremonies that are required in order for the marriage or civil partnership to be legally binding (you will not be able to add your own enhancements, such as readings, to your ceremony).
No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, and only where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue. This is the maximum number for all attendees at the event, including two registrars, the couple and guests. It also includes any third-party suppliers, such as photographers or security, and one responsible person employed by the venue, but does not include any third party catering staff or any other person employed by the venue.
Guests at weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will be required to wear face coverings, including those taking place in churches, register offices or other approved venues (unless an individual has a legitimate reason not to wear one). Face coverings will not have to be worn by the bride, groom or civil partners, unless they wish to do so.